Training of Trainers for FOSS for Geographic Information Systems held in Jakarta
Training on how to use Free and/or Open Source GIS held in Jakarta
Twenty-six Indonesians underwent a week-long training on the use of
open source software for geographic information systems. With the
assistance of RISTEK (State Ministry for Research and Technology), and support from InWent Capacity Building International Germany, the International Open Source Network ASEAN+3 organized this interesting training event by bringing together Indonesians from various persuasions so they can learn more about how FOSS can be used for GIS.
Called Training of trainers for FOSS GIS, the event aims to develop
enough knowledge amongst participants so they can return to their
respective communities and likewise teach others about the technology.
Providing technical know-how was Arnulf Christl of the
Germany. Mr. Christl demonstrated the capabilities of MapBender as
well as links to important resources such as the Open Geospatial
Consortium and the OSGeo consortium.
InWent's it@foss program enables these kinds of training in several
ASEAN countries. Through a strategic partnership, IOSN is able to
leverage its network of FOSS advocates to establish firm foundation
for the promotion of FOSS in the region.
More information about the training is available at